30 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 PEOPLE
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Red Lentil Penne with Gorgonzola Sauce, Walnut, Apple, Mint By Lori Hirsch Stokoe
Ingredients for 4 people
  • Gorgonzola Sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp shallot fine dice
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free flour such as Bob’s Red Mill all purpose
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 oz gorgonzola crumbled, divided – reserve a few tablespoons for garnish
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • few grates of whole nutmeg
  • Penne Recipe
  • 1 pkg. explore cuisine red lentil penne cooked, rinsed, drained
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped, toasted
  • fresh mint
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 lemon
Preparation 15 minutes + 15 minutes cooking
  1. Gorgonzola Sauce Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add shallot and cook until very soft but not brown. Whisk in flour and cook for one minute. Raise heat and slowly add milk, whisking. Bring mixture to barely a boil. Turn down heat and whisk until slightly thickened. Add gorgonzola. Whisk until cheese is melted. Season with pepper and nutmeg.
  2. Penne Recipe Slice mint leaves into a fine chiffonade. Reserve a few small leaves for garnish. Cut apple into matchsticks then toss with lemon juice and set aside.
  3. Assembly Toss penne with a light amount of olive oil, salt and pepper. Plate penne in pasta bowls. Drizzle gorgonzola sauce over the penne. Sprinkle with walnuts, gorgonzola crumbles, and chiffonade of mint. Mound apple matchsticks on top in the center. Garnish with mint leaves.